Posts tagged as: Punjabi Taliban

Another missile strike by US drone kills at least 8 in Pakistan

Drone strike kills 8 in Pakistan

There are reports of missile strike by a United States drone on a compound in Doga Madakhel village of Dattakhel Tehsil, around 36 km west of North Waziristan’s capital Miramshah early Saturday morning July 19, 2014. At least 8 suspected militants belonging to Punjabi Taliban faction of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban were killed in the missile strike. […]

Pakistani Taliban face rift over gov’t peace talks offer

Pakistani Taliban face rift over the issue of talks with the government as the central chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, has sacked a senior leader after he expressed willingness to talk to the government.  Astmatullah Muavia, senior leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and chief of the faction in Punjab province, welcomed the dialogue offer by Prime Minister Nawaz […]

Interior Minister Rehman Malik rejects Taliban truce offer

Rejecting truce offer of the Taliban, Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday said this offer of conditional respite is unacceptable. He said that the militant outfits cannot dictate the state.   Earlier, the Taliban hinted at a cease-fire with the Pakistani government tying their truce with an end to Pakistan’s participation in the Afghan war […]


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